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Bomberman Live bundled with 12 months of Xbox Live

By Spencer . September 11, 2008 . 1:27am

Hold off on renewing your Xbox Live account. Xbox Live subscription bundles are imminent. Microsoft just announced one for Japan which contains 12 months of Xbox Live, a headset, Bomberman Live usually sold for 1200 Microsoft Points / $15, and 200 Microsoft Points for 6090 yen ($56). All of this stuff sold separately adds up […]

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Arc System Works overhauls Guilty Gear II

By Spencer . July 29, 2008 . 10:25am

In August a sizable update is being released for Guilty Gear II: Overture. The free download adds features like a Training Mode and online score attack mode. In Point Match teams of two or four players race to see who can get the most points in 15 minutes. The feature I’m most excited to see […]

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Gundam decals marketplace content for Operation Troy?

By Spencer . April 28, 2008 . 10:56am

Namco Bandai some downloads on the Xbox Live Marketplace for Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation Troy. They haven’t announced what they are yet, but it might be stickers to decorate your digital Gundam. As a promotion Namco Bandai will give out codes for gamers to download a set of decals to distinguish their Gundam during multiplayer […]

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Lost Odyssey downloadable content journeys to North America

By Spencer . April 25, 2008 . 1:06am

Daniel sent in a tip (thanks!!) pointing towards Opposable Thumbs' article on the Lost Odyssey Bonus Pack, which comes out later today. For 200 Microsoft Points ($2.50) you get the Shattered Bond item to unlock an additional dream somewhere near the Castle of Uhra, the Memory Lamp and a Killer Machine Ring. This content was […]

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Operation Darkness demo tactically appears on Xbox Live

By Spencer . April 24, 2008 . 12:05pm

We’ve seen an Operation Darkness demo before, but it was region locked. Since we’re nearing towards June 24 release date, Atlus put the North American version of demo online. You can get it if you’re a gold member now. However, silver account holders have to wait a week to download the 493MB file. The Japanese […]

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Metal Arms rearmed for Xbox Originals

By Spencer . April 15, 2008 . 11:21am

More Xbox Originals are coming, just not for Korea. If you’re in any other region Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (OK, this isn’t coming to Japan either) and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory will join the small library of downloadable Xbox games on Monday, April 21. Both games are priced at the standard 1200 Microsoft […]

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Microsoft pushes Xbox Live subscriptions with 630,000 point giveaway

By Spencer . April 14, 2008 . 11:13am

Microsoft wants Japan to “feel the Live” and they are spending nearly eight grand to push their online service. The catch is this promotion requires a purchase. Actually, two purchases. First you have to be a registered member of Xbox Live with a Japanese account for three or twelve months. Then you have to purchase […]

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Xbox Asia gives Grand Theft IV owners free Microsoft points

By Spencer . April 7, 2008 . 7:24am

We get it. Microsoft values the Grand Theft Auto franchise as a cornerstone property for the West. While Grand Theft Auto is available in Japan thanks to Capcom, the franchise has never made an “official” dent in Asia. Imported versions are easy to purchase, but this will be the first time a game in the […]

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Downloadable dungeon brings Lost Odyssey to the abyss

By Spencer . April 7, 2008 . 6:48am

Instead of getting a shuffle dungeon creator like Blue Dragon, Mistwalker has a static dungeon called the Seeker of the Abyss as the third piece of downloadable content for Lost Odyssey. To enter the extra dungeon you need to be on the forth disc. With the Nautilus, dive into the sea and search around the […]

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Spend your weekend with an Xbox 360 and Armored Core for Answer

By Spencer . April 4, 2008 . 10:02pm

Remember how PlayStation 3 owners could download a trial version of Armored Core for Answer last week? From Software quietly released the demo on the Xbox Live Marketplace earlier today. From Software really should be promoting these things more. If you aren’t having any Xbox Live difficulties the Armored Core for Answer demo is sitting […]

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Raiden Fighters Aces demo not region locked for your enjoyment

By Spencer . March 25, 2008 . 9:49am

Greeting owners of Silver Xbox Live accounts registered in Japan. The one week lock on the Raiden Fighters Aces demo has ended and you can download it without worrying about a digital region lock.   You can play Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2 and Raiden Fighters Jet in the demo by pressing right or left […]

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Dreamfall: The Longest Journey falls into Xbox Originals

By Spencer . March 20, 2008 . 12:02pm

While critically acclaimed, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey didn’t reach mass saturation when it arrived in retail stores. Microsoft is giving the sci-fi meets fantasy adventure game a second chance on Monday. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey will join the existing line up of Ninja Gaiden: Black, Psychonauts and Halo with the same 1200 Microsoft Point price […]

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Get early access to Lost Odyssey’s downloadable content

By Spencer . March 3, 2008 . 3:31pm

Missed getting the Master’s Secret Script because you didn’t pre-order Lost Odyssey? Don’t worry. The extra item is available right now with a little help from an international Xbox Live account. If you hop online with an Asian or Japanese Xbox Live account you can download the “bonus item two piece pack” and immediately get […]

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Live for Idolm@ster Xbox Live Marketplace Points

By Spencer . January 18, 2008 . 2:53pm

The Idolm@ster has huge following in Japan, a group that is willing to spend plenty of extra money buying items through microtransactions. Namco Bandai and Microsoft came up with the perfect promotion for Idolm@ster Live For You, collectable cards preloaded with 3500 Microsoft Points ($43.75). Each one costs 5,250 yen ($49), but you’re not paying […]

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Turok demo roars on Xbox Live

By Spencer . January 15, 2008 . 1:29am

Out of the blue, a demo for the revived Turok franchise just popped on to Xbox Live. If you are a gold member (not living in Korea or Japan) you can download it and test your FPS skills against dinosaurs. I spent some time with Turok in the past and the game does not have […]